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Tales from the easel : American narrative paintings from southeastern museums, circa 1800-1950

Author: Charles C EldredgeTom ButlerSoutheastern Art Museum Directors Consortium.Columbus Museum (Columbus, Ga.)Tampa Museum of Art.All authors
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tales from the Easel features seventy full-color reproductions that convey the expressive, allusive powers of narrative painting. Though they range widely in subject and setting, all of the paintings gathered here are rendered in a representational, or realistic, style. Carrying moral, social, or patriotic messages, the paintings are meant to teach, enlighten, or inspire. Then again, the paintings can also tweak  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Exhibitions
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charles C Eldredge; Tom Butler; Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium.; Columbus Museum (Columbus, Ga.); Tampa Museum of Art.; J.B. Speed Art Museum.
ISBN: 0820325694 9780820325699
OCLC Number: 52271583
Notes: "Published in cooperation with the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium."
"This book is published in conjunction with the traveling exhibition Tales from the easel: American narrative paintings from southeastern museums, c. 1800-1950, organized by the Southeastern Art Museum Directors Consortium ; Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, February 8-April 11, 2004, Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida, April 25-July11, 2004, the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky, September 14-December 12, 2004, El Paso Museum of Art, El Paso, Texas, January 16-April 10, 2005"--Page [vii].
Description: xi, 204 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: Picture this / William Underwood Eiland --
Tales from the easel / Charles C. Eldredge --
Catalogue of the exhibition / Reed Anderson and Stephanie J. Fox.
Responsibility: Charles C. Eldredge with contributions by Charles Thomas Butler [and others].
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"Tales from the Easel features seventy full-color reproductions that convey the expressive, allusive powers of narrative painting. Though they range widely in subject and setting, all of the paintings gathered here are rendered in a representational, or realistic, style. Carrying moral, social, or patriotic messages, the paintings are meant to teach, enlighten, or inspire. Then again, the paintings can also tweak the very conventions that define them, with results that range from the delightfully idiosyncratic to the visionary." "Thomas Hart Benton, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth, and Jacob Lawrence are just some of the household names whose work appears in Tales from the Easel. Others, like Elihu Vedder and Lilly Martin Spencer, are less well known, but still vital to the development of narrative painting. While some of the artists, including George Caleb Bingham and Paul Cadmus, were classically trained, self-taught painters such as Carlos "Shiney" Moon and Thomas Waterman Wood are also represented." "American rivers, cities, and battlefields are among the native surroundings shown in many of the paintings. However, artists also looked elsewhere for settings - to Europe, the Holy Land, or even some imagined realm. Charles C. Eldredge's essay discusses the rich and varied sources of American narrative painting - from literature and history to childhood and domestic life - and an essay by William Underwood Eiland provides a discussion of the southern tale-telling tradition. Artist biographies by Reed Anderson and Stephanie J. Fox appear opposite the paintings, adding further context."--Jacket.

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